Svetlana Melinetskiy

Hair Stylist

Svetlana has always had a passion for doing hair even as a young girl growing up in the Ukraine. She would always try different ways of wearing her own hair, often creating unique and beautifully designed Up Styles. People would stop and want to look at what she had created, which made her feel very proud of her work!

Svetlana moved to America sixteen years ago. In order to practice Cosmetology here she needed to obtain her license in the United States. Attending and graduating from Carolina College of Hair Design. Svetlana excelled in mastering her cutting techniques along with winning an Up-Style design award.

Other certifications include: The Brazilian Blowout Smoothing System, Chi Smoothing Treatment, and the Bio Silk-Sun Glitzing technique. She believes that the foundation to a great style starts with an exceptional haircut followed by beautiful believable color. Whether using a specific blonding technique or covering that unwanted grey, Svetlana strives to make her clients not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well!

Someone famous that she admires is Jennifer Lopez. She has such a sense of style and is so fashion forward, and she is always put together even in the most casual looks! Svetlana has two teenage sons which keep her very busy! She loves spending time with her family, Church community and friends.

She enjoys downtown Asheville and exploring the mountains, along with going to the gym and playing tennis.

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Suzette Caldwell

Hair Stylist

Suzette joins us as a seasoned stylist and a former Salon owner for fifteen years. Ready for change and a desire to join a supportive team in a comfortable friendly environment brought her to Chestnut Hill Salon in 2015.

At a young age Suzette recalls that she loved to “play” with hair as a hobby long before it became her profession!  That career began in 1980 and continues to thrive today! “Doing hair is instant gratification for me”. I enjoy the creativity and love to make people feel good about themselves!

Suzette’s experience and special cutting techniques have given her a long list of loyal clients. Dedicated to Redken Color gives her the ability to create the perfect results no matter the request, be it all over Color or foiling for multi-dimensional effects. Continuing to learn and grow keeps her ideas fresh and up to date!

Her favorite hobbies are; Attending the Asheville Tourist ball games with her Dad, playing tennis, bike riding, listening to music and gardening.

Things she can’t live without; Faith, Family, her Dog, Sports and of course Chocolate! Last but not least is Chestnut Hill Salon! “What a wonderful place to work & create”.

A famous person she thinks has great hair/skin/nails?
Halle Berry, actress, producer, model. She has her own style that seems modern and ageless and very natural.

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Andrea Hughes

Hair Stylist

Andrea has been an avid painter since she was fourteen years old. With an eye for detail, her
Mom, a retired hair dresser encouraged her to attend Cosmetology College in 2016. She
immediately found that she had a passion for Hair design! “ I love to learn and realize that in
this industry one needs Continued Education for honing their skills as a professional, which is
what lead me to Chestnut Hill Salon”. A welcoming atmosphere, vintage décor and a hands on
mentoring program has given me the opportunity to advance my skills. Andrea has taken
advanced classes in “The Art of Balayage and Techniques in Cutting”, “Behind the Chair
Business Class”, and a certification in “The Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment”. With her
artists eye she enjoys creating on trend looks in cutting & coloring technique’s while making her
clients happy!

Being raised on a farm she spent a lot of time learning about animals. Andrea won several
ribbons with her families dairy cattle at the mountain state fair but more than anything she
loves her horse. As a result of helping her horse overcome fear and anxiety, she now
volunteers her spare time helping take care of nine horses at a local nonprofit youth ranch.

Carla Stahl

Owner/ Precision Designer/ Gardener/ Antique Collector

After being in the business twenty something years, Carla decided to branch out on her own.  “It was a dream of mine to create a salon/spa in an elegant, cozy environment.  I was able to combine my other hobbies, renovating houses, interior design, collecting antiques, and wa-la! Chestnut Hill was born!”

Carla purchased the McGill House that was built circa 1885, which depicted her design theme for the salon.  It was her dream that clients not step into a “typical salon atmosphere.”  She says,  “I want the them to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, feel like they are welcomed into our ‘home,’ and allow themselves to slow down for a bit.  I want them to enjoy a cup of tea while receiving impeccable service!”

Carla has been a stylist for over thirty years.  Her expertise in precision cutting with attention to detail has earned her a dedicated and loyal clientele.  “I feel that it is very important to listen to my clients’ needs.  Giving them a style or color that makes them feel beautiful and that is easy to manage is my goal.”

At this point in Carla’s career, it gives her great pleasure to mentor younger stylists that are just starting their career.  Whether its teaching a technical skill to improve their craft or empowering them in other ways, Carla leads by example.  “Showing that giving your guest your undivided attention and care is what makes our profession so special.

Carla’s favorite things are watching the sunrise, a fresh brewed cup of coffee, fresh cut flowers.   When she is not at the salon, she loves to cook, garden, meditate, and go to pilates.  “ALL of my hobbies help keep me sane!!”

Experience: 20+ Years

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Contact: carla@chestnuthillsalon.com